The Fourteen Balls Toy Co. began in June 1986 and has been making automata ever since.
The company consists of Matt Smith who Designs and makes all the automata and Sarah Smith who has been
doing the bulk of the painting for the past few years .
Paul Spooner who designed a lot of the early Fourteen Balls automata is now concentrating on his own designs.
We originally started to produce automata together to supply The Cabaret Mechanical Theatre which had
just moved to Covent garden in London and we are still producing two or three new designs a year .
A list of the automata we have made is on the next two pages and from there you can
link onto a detailed description with photographs of each of the models . The Models are
listed in chronological order and provide a history in themselves .
NB. I try to be as accurate as I can with numbers but The numbers of each model produced may need
updating in some cases .
Fourteen Balls automata are in exhibitions all over the world and thirty of the models are
also available as a travelling exhibition ( more info on the show page ) details of where and
when they can be seen are on the main page .
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